What Does It Do?
Nitrofurantoin composed drug is an oral antibiotic that is widely used either short-term for treating acute urinary tract infections or long-term as chronic prophylaxis against the condition of recurrent infections. Furadantin medicine is one of the most common causes of solution-induced liver disease and can also lead to either an acute or a chronic hepatitis-like syndrome which can be severe and lead to liver failure or cirrhosis-like condition.
The medicine Furadantin is a synthetic derivative of imidazolidine Dione, the medicine inhibits bacterial DNA, RNA, and cell wall protein synthesis. Further activated by bacterial flavoproteins to intermediates that inactivate bacterial ribosomal proteins, the pill is used prophylactically as a urinary anti-infective agent which works well against most gram-positive and gram-negative organisms and for notable long-term suppression of infections.
The antibiotic solution is available for oral consumption and in dosages as mentioned below:
• 50 mg: This medicine is to be consumed approx. 4 times a day for the treatment of an infection or once a day at bedtime for preventing the infections, exactly as prescribed by the doctor
• 100 mg: this dosage is to be consumed approx. 1 to 4 times a day as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
Side Effects and Reactions:
Some people might develop notable side effects including vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. These side effects are usually temporary and shall vanish soon during treatment as the body shall eventually adjust to the medicine. Consulting the doctor in case these side effects while consuming Furadantin shall bother you or do not go away. This pill composed of Nitrofurantoin may turn your urine into dark yellow or brown color which is normal and nothing to worry about.
Before starting the treatment with this medicine, one must inform the doctor in case you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or suffering from any liver, kidney, or heart issues or if you are allergic to any of the antibiotics.
What is Furadantin?
Furadantin is an antibiotic that is used to treat urinary tract infections caused by bacteria.
How to consume Furadantin?
Take Furadantin with food, even if you take it at bedtime. You may need to keep taking Furadantin for up to 7 days after lab tests show that the infection has cleared. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
What happens in case a dose is missed?
Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.
What other drugs will affect Furadantin?
Other drugs may affect Furadantin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
How to consume Furadantin?
Administer with meals to improve absorption and decrease adverse effects; suspension may be mixed with water, milk, or fruit juice. Shake the suspension well before use.